For New International Students
For Accepted International Students
David Simpson and Harvey Stein
Graduate Admission Requirements
In reviewing your application for graduate admission, MCNY requires the following for all international students:
- A MCNY International Student Application available for download at International Student Application
Paper applications and all other admission materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admission
Metropolitan College of New York
c/o International Student Admission
431 Canal St
New York, NY 10013
- A Personal Statement/Essay (one page minimum) indicating your interest in pursuing a graduate level of study at MCNY.
- A bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education in your home country. Applicants receiving bachelor's degree outside of the USA may be required to submit a course by course evaluation by WES, ECE or Globe Language Services.
- One of the following English Language Proficiency Requirements:
- TOEFL Scores – IbT (80 or above) or PbT (550 or above)
- IELTS – Academic band score of 6.5 or higher
- LSI – Completion of Advance Level English course (recommendation letter from language instructor required)
- ELS – Completion of ELS Language Center course of 112 or higher
- Kaplan – Completion of an Advance Level English course (recommendation from language instructor required)
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada or Australia with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- For students already in New York City, they may take the MCNY Accuplacer Examination to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements. Students will need to achieve a minimum of 65 on the Reading section and a minimum score of 70 on the sentence skills portion of the examination.
- A GMAT score of 520 or higher.
- A GRE verbal score of 440 or higher and writing score of 3.5 or higher. A revised GRE verbal score of 145 and a writing score of 3.5 or higher.
Only one of the above mentioned tests (that meets the minimum requirements for admission) is necessary. Official scores of the TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT or ELS course 112 completion should be sent directly to MCNY from the test administration site. In most cases, MCNY will allow certified copies of documents that are stamped by a high school counselor, high school administrator or EducationUSA adviser. CEEB/TOEFL School Code: 2157
- Two letters of reference from a professor or work supervisor. These are included in the MCNY International Student Application. Letters submitted on official school or company letterhead may be substituted in lieu of the official MCNY form.
- An MCNY Statement of Financial Support for International Students with supporting documents, i.e. bank statements, income/salary statements of parents from their employers or a sponsorship letter. The Collegeboard International Student Financial Aid Application may be used in lieu of the MCNY Statement of Financial Support. Supporting documents, i.e. bank statements, income/salary statements of parents from their employers or a sponsorship letter will still need to be submitted.
- An Immunizations Form indicating MMR. New York State public health law requires that college and university students provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) before their first term of study. Students should submit completed immunization documentation for MMR 30 days prior to registering for classes. Although it is not required for an admission's decision we encourage you to submit your immunization record with your application. Students will not be able to register for classes without documentation of MMR1.
- Please note that some programs require an interview with the Dean of the desired program of study. Please consult the academic pages to see if your desired graduate program requires an interview, field placement assignment or additional information to satisfy admission requirements.
MCNY is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students and is fully accredited under the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.